Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico

The Department of Sociology at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the area of race and/or ethnicity at the assistant professor level to begin August 2018. A conferred Ph.D. in sociology or a closely related field by the beginning of the appointment is required. Applications must demonstrate evidence of independent research that engages key debates and/or makes theoretical, empirical and/or methodological innovations in the sociology of race and/or ethnicity (e.g, racialization, racial conflict, racial/ethnic stratification, immigration and other core areas).  The new faculty member will teach advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the sociology of race and/or ethnicity, supervise students on masters and doctoral committees on race and/or ethnicity, and contribute to core, required undergraduate and graduate courses.

Minimum and Preferred Criteria


a.)  Ph.D. in sociology or closely related field by start date of employment.

b.)  Evidence of primary specialization in the sociology of race and/or ethnicity.


a.)   Evidence of an active research agenda and publication history in the sociology of race and/or ethnicity;

b.)  Evidence of independent research that engages key debates and/or contributes to theoretical, empirical or methodological innovations in the field;

c.)  Academic preparation and demonstrated ability to teach advanced undergraduate courses in race and/or ethnicity as well as contribute to the core courses in the undergraduate program;

d.) Ability to teach the required comprehensive graduate level course in the sociology of race and/or ethnicity; able to describe capacity to supervise comprehensive doctoral examinations in the sociology of race and/or ethnicity;

e.)  A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

To apply please access the University of New Mexico’s online application system at and apply for requisition [Assistant Professor-2259].

Only applications submitted through this website can be considered. Applicants should pay extra attention to “Special Instructions to Applicants.” A complete application consist of a letter describing the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the minimum and preferred criteria (e.g., research agenda, and teaching experience, etc.); a current curriculum vita (please include an email address and telephone number); at least two (maximum three) scholarly writing samples as one PDF file. In addition, applicants need to have three mentors submit their letters of recommendation by the application deadline.  For best consideration, all application materials must be received by October 1, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Inquiries about the online application process can be directed to Dorothy Esquivel, Department Administrator, Tel: 505 277-2501, Email: The University of New Mexico is an EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including women, minorities and those from other underrepresented groups.